kriegspiel

noun
krieg·​spiel | \ ˈkrēgzˌpē(ə)l, -ēgˌsp-, -ēkˌshp- \

Definition of kriegspiel

1 : a game in which blocks, pins, and flags representing contending forces and guns are moved about according to rules based on war conditions
2 : chess in which neither player sees the other's board but is given some information as to the opponent's moves by a referee who keeps track of all moves on a third board

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History and Etymology for kriegspiel

German kriegsspiel, from krieg war + spiel game

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“Kriegspiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kriegspiel. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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